From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishend up phrasal verbEVENTUALLYto be in a particular situation, state, or place after a series of events, especially when you did not plan itHe came round for a coffee and we ended up having a meal together.I wondered where the pictures would end up after the auction.end up doing somethingMost slimmers end up putting weight back on. withAnyone who swims in the river could end up with a nasty stomach upset. asHe could end up as president. likeI don’t want to end up like my parents. →end→ See Verb table
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end up• I thought we were going straight home, but we all ended up at Tom's place.• We ended up having to postpone our vacation.• I fellasleep on the bus and ended up in Denver.• Forbes ended up in prison for not paying his taxes.• The sweater that my mumknittedended up twice the size it should have been.end up doing something• Whenever we go out to dinner with them, I always end up paying the bill.